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20 December 2007
Medals at 1500m Auckland Champs (John Walker Night of Miles). A number of our athletes competed at the above event.  Congratulations to Mark Ledger (10B) for earning a BRONZE and Rei Ogawa-Bracey (10B) for a SILVER.

16 December 2007
Medals plenty at Akld Relay Champs. It was a beautiful overcast (but slightly windy) day and despite the stress that this event brings, a great experience!  Thanks to those parents who helped by looking after children, being understanding towards organisers, and helping out as officials.  Congratulations and well done to all the children who were selected and took part for Hillsborough.  The following medals will be awarded at club night on Wednesday 19th at 6pm:  8G 4 x 100m: GOLD for Malia Steinmetz, Alexandra Highland, Sapphire Petrie-McVean, Sena Ogawa-Bracey; 12G 4 x 200m: BRONZE for Jessica Reid, Caitlin Donaldson, Victoria Hassan, Emma Takiwa; 12yrMix HJ: BRONZE for Daniel Sloan, Caitlin Donaldson; 8yrMix LJ:  GOLD for Alexandra Highland, Malia Steinmetz, Scott Out-O'Reilly, MacKenzie Still; 11yrMix HJ: GOLD for Sarah Hoffman and Kadin Richardson; 11yrMix LJ: SILVER for Sarah Hoffman, Cherie Walpole, Kadin Richardson, Jarred Curtis; 10yrMix ShotPut: BRONZE for Maia Wilson, Claudia Howlett, Kesomi Tatola, Nathan McCarthy; 13yrMix ShotPut: BRONZE for Shantel Fraser, Kathleen Garrett, Shaan River-Risetto and Matthew Hoffman.  Field Event results should be available soon.

21 November 2007
Records Broken Already Despite the weather ensuring a lack of club nights so far this year we still have a number of records broken!  Congratulations to Melata Tatola (7G), Kristal Manase (13G), Jessica Bourke and Mandy Enright (14G), and Kadin Richardson (11B) who have all broken records.  For more details see our results page!

12 November 2007
Feedback Welcomed Thank you to eveyone who provided useful feedback at our last AGM and prizegiving.  The committee have discussed each suggestion and will be/have been implementing a number of changes on club nights.  Look forward to Handicap and combined races to challenge fast and slow runners, 800m and 1500m scheduled more regularly for younger runners (and the odd parent keen to have a go) and more coaching.  On that matter - if you have experience or knowledge in any area - come and see a committee member to help with coaching!! 

4 November 2007
Trans Tasman Team Announced This year nearly 200 10 & 11 year olds tried out for around 120 places in the Trans Tasman Challenge taking place in January.  Congratulations to the following children who were selected:  10 year Girls: Celine Pearn,  10 year Boys: Rei Ogawa-Bracey, Michael Dawson, Kesomi Tatolo, Nathan McCarthy, Mark Ledger, Michael Reid, 11 year Girls: Cherie Walpole, Caitlin Donaldson, Victoria Hassan (reserve), 11 year Boys: Kadin Richardson, Jared Curtis, Alex Milne (reserve) and Euan Morris (reserve).  These 14 athletes make up the largest team that Hillsborough has sent to represent Auckland in this competition.  Well Done!! Well done also to Claudia Howlett and Amy Harris who faced tough competition in the 10 year Girls section. They both competed well, but unfortunately were not selected.  Next time girls!!

1 November 2007
Final Trans Tasman Trial A number of our 10 & 11 year olds turned up to Mt Smart to take part in the first trial and the second trial will be held on Saturday 3rd November.  The team will be announced on Sunday 4th November - we'll keep you posted.  Go Hillsborough!! 

17 October 2007
Great turnout for Open days A large number of our athletes turned out for these two events (on the 6th and 13th).  Results are on the way!

11 October 2007
Rain thwarts beginning of season Despite the athletics season opening on 3rd October, rain has put paid to the first two club nights.  Registrations have been steadily coming in however, and we all look forward to a great start to the season on Wednesday 17th October - weather permitting!

11 April 2007
Auckland wins Interprovincial Competition Congratulations to Kaveendra Krishna and Shaan-River Rissetto who were part of Auckland's winning Inter-Provincial team for 12/13 year olds. Auckland took top spot at the competitions held in Christchurch over Easter. Total points for each province (from first to last) are:

Auckland 113.368; Wellington 112,180;  Canterbury 112,168; Waikato Bay of Plenty 110,681; Counties Manukau 105,168; Otago 94,624;  Taranaki 62,112; Northland 60,574;  Manawatu Wanganui 44,402; Tasman 42,435; Hawkes Bay Gisborne 27.509; Southland 24,829 Pts

31 March 2007
North Island Secondary School Championships  A big congratulations to Mandy Enright who broke three records in two events while competing at the above champs.  The 100m record of 13.00sec (from 71/72) is now 12.91sec and Mandy's previous PB and the club's 200m record of 26.84sec was reduced to 26.75 and then again to 26.44sec.  Well Done Mandy.  

That brings the total number of club records for this season to 87 - is THAT a record??

17 March 2007
Akld Junior Track and Field Champs We had a large number of children attending - and what a great day. A number of 7 - 9 year olds received first, second or third ribbons for their divisions and we also managed a number of Gold, Silver and Bronze medals for the 10-14 year olds.  Congratulations to the following medal winners: Malia Steinmetz (7G), Alexandra Highland (7G), Jarred Curtis (10B), Cherie Walpole (10G), Kieran Woods (11B), Shaan-River Risetto (12B), Mandy Enright (12G) and Kaveendra Krishna (13B). Michael Reid came close to a medal in 9B shot put with a PB and fourth place (next time Mike!!)

14 March 2007
Interprovincial Team named. Congratulations to Kaveendra Krishna (13B) and Shaan-River Risetto (12B) who have been selected to take part in the Interprovincial Champs in Christchurch in April.

17 February 2007
Akld Multi Event Competition Congratulations to Kadin Richardson (10B) who placed 3rd in his age group and also, along with Cherie Walpole (10G) placed 3rd the team event in their age group.  Altogether, 25 competitors represented Hillsborough, so well done to all of you.

10 February 2007
Pakuranga 2km Challenge This is another new event and was held immediately prior to the Howick/Pakuranga Open Day.  Congratulations to Daniel Sloan, Kieran Woods and Asher Melzer (11B), Jessica Reid and Victoria Hassan (11G) who took part. Kieran came away with a medal, but unfortunately Jessica came 4th and Victoria 5th (next time girls)!!

6 February 2007
Top Ten Championships sorry - no results are available at this stage.

4 February 2007
Junior Walks Champs The 1km walk is a new event on the athletics calenda and an opportunity for the older children to try their hand (or legs) at something different.  Congratulations to Daniel Sloan, Asher Melzer and Kieran Woods who entered the boys event.  While Daniel came in 2nd and Asher 3rd, unfortunately they were disqualified, so Kieran took the 2nd place medal.  Jessica Reid and Victoria Hassan also had a go and managed to get  around without being disqualified.  They crossed the line together and came away with the silver (Victoria) and Bronze (Jessica). Congratulations girls.

14 January 2007
Trans Tasman Competition, Sydney. What a great experience for all the children who attended this event.  HJAC contributed 10 athletes of the total 100 or so, and out of the 24 total individual medals won by Auckland, HJAC earned 8 of those!!  Congratulations to Kadin Richardson, Cherie Walpole, Kieran Woods for earning individual medals, and Asher Melzer, Jarred Curtis and Daniel Sloan for medals in relay. Also, a mention must be made of the wonderful dance performed by Carolyn Donaldson and Helena Sloan, and the talent of the MC (Jessica Reid) and our other actors, at the talent show.  Thanks for the laughs!

10 January 2007
More records!! For latest results see our results page..

8 January 2007
Colgate Games in Wellington. Congratulations to all those who participated in this event.  The weather was windy (surprise, surprise), but no rain for the first time in 3 years!  Congratulations especially to the medal and pennant winners.  A number of Hillsborough folk also went on to participate in the South Island Colgate Games - sorry, no results to hand. 

16 December 2006
Akld Junior Relay Champs Congratulations to all the children chosen to participate in this event.  It was a beautiful day and NO ONE dropped a baton!! The 7G blitzed the competition and the other age groups did well too.

25 November 2006


Kadin Richardson

Long Jump

25 November 2006

4.65 metres

Roskill South

Great job Kadin!

(old record 4.51 metres 97/98)


Malia Steinmetz


22 November 2006

34.62 sec

Club Night

(old record 35.32 sec 00/01)


Alexandra Hyland

High Jump

22 November 2006

1.14 metres

Club Night

(old record 1.03 metres 06/07)


Kadin Richardson

High Jump

22 November 2006

1.45 metres

Club Night

(old record 1.33 metres 06/07)


Mandy Enright


22 November 2006

28.70 sec

Club Night

(old record 28.91 sec 91/92)


5 November 2006
Congratulations to the following athletes, chosen for the Trans Tasman Competition held in January 2007 in Sydney.

Daniel Sloan (11)             Kieran Woods (11)          Asher Meltzer (11)

Jessica Reid (11)               Jarred Curtis (10)             Kadin Richardson (10)

Alex Milne (10)                                Caitlin Donaldson (10)   Victoria Hassan (10)

Cherie Walpole (10)